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Drug Addiction Treatment

Battling Drug Addiction in Bethlehem

Why the Development of the Heroin Vaccine is Beneficial

Although illegal, heroin enjoys great popularity in Bethlehem as a recreational drug. Heroin falls into the category of opiates, which is a category of drugs derived from flowers of the poppy. What makes heroin so addictive is the presence of morphine in it.

While people can become hooked on heroin instantaneously, it is regular usage with time that makes the body get used to the drug. As a result, there is a need for increased intake along with withdrawal symptoms such as muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea when the addict doesnt get his dose on time.

Clinical Trials

Lab tests against cocaine on mice and primates have so far been successful. Researchers in the Cornell Medical College expect human trials to begin by the end of next year. But research elsewhere suggests that addiction is more of a psychological issue than physical. Also, rendering cocaine ineffective to the human body could pose problems for major medical practices, such as surgeries and operations that use anesthesia. Cocaine has the same qualities as some of the drugs used as local anesthetics licodaine and Novocain.

Types of Therapy

As mentioned above, the best approach for cocaine addiction treatment is a combination of medication management and therapies to overcome the behavioral challenges of substance abuse. At first, there will be assessments to not only to determine the levels of drugs in the patients system, but also to identify the presence of illness or mental disorders that may have been caused by substance abuse. Many treatment centers perform detox under the supervision of a medical team. Medication may be used to reduce the severity of cocaine withdrawal symptoms.

Medical assistance will also be provided if there are any health-related concerns for the patient. The standard therapy program in an Bethlehem rehab center is the 12-step model. In addition, individual therapy with a counselor is also scheduled where the patient learns more about cocaine addiction and its negative effects. This may involve both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). These deal with psychological aspects of the addiction which enable the patient to change his or her perception toward drug dependence.

The Risks Involved?

Cocaine vaccine prevents the cocaine from reaching the brain, but it does not provide limit or decrease the cravings. This can have serious implications. The addicts may become overdosed as they try to settle their craving and attempt to reach the same high to which they were familiar. Too much cocaine can lead to vascular damage more than can be repaired. The vaccine will best produce results, if successful, coupled with therapy.


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